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sully08
01-21-2012, 06:47 AM
When it comes to running a protein skimmer some reefers quote that they have been "skimming hard". I am a newbie when it comes to working with skimmers. Can someone explain the term to me.

globaldesigns
01-21-2012, 07:39 AM
Hmmm, really not sure what that means. Usually we talk about skimming wet or dry.

If this a term used I have never heard it. So I am interested to hear what others say.

ultreef
01-21-2012, 07:48 AM
Maybe it means to oversize the skimmer? Just a guess.

sumpfinfishe
01-28-2012, 07:19 AM
Last time i checked skim hard means the same as to skim dry,
which is running your skimmer to produce dry bubbles which means more compounds collected, and if you skim wet you are also skimming soft, which means more bubbles but less compounds collected:biggrin:

sully08
01-29-2012, 01:58 AM
Last time i checked skim hard means the same as to skim dry,
which is running your skimmer to produce dry bubbles which means more compounds collected, and if you skim wet you are also skimming soft, which means more bubbles but less compounds collected:biggrin:

That makes total sence, I guess that I skim hard then. Thanks for the feedback